Re: Chapter 10: The dragon in my garage
I think Geo pointed out that it Sagan may be harping on and on about Alien abduction because of the context of the time the book was written.
I just looked - Copyright 1996.
I don't remember there being an alien abduction craze in 1996
I think that all happened in the mid/late 70s.
Sagan seems to have this odd childlike fascination with little green men and is using it to discount all psychic and other unexplained phenomena. Maybe it's some form of shame that has carried over into his adult life - the big, famous, brilliant scientist used to believe in little green men, so now he is on a public crusade to rid the world of aliens, ghosts, and demons. but it's really all about self administered therapy for Sagan.
I just started this chapter, so I'll have to wait and see what he will be harping on about now.
The last chapter I thought was pretty good. I recall the false memory accounts in therapy that he discussed.